LET'S GET TO WORK: Civic action to-do list for 5-15-17

3. Prevent gun violence

The House of Representatives plans to vote on legislation soon that could make it easier for domestic violence offenders to stalk their partners across state lines with concealed firearms. The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 weakens state’s rights and makes it more difficult for law enforcement to protect victims of intimate partner violence and stalking. Tell your representative to vote NO on making our communities less safe!

2. Do the math

A new report by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research highlights the wage gap’s impact on family and state economies. The expert analysis finds that paying working women the same as their male peers could cut the national family poverty rate in half. More than 25 million children would benefit from closing the gender wage gap, and states would see more money too. To learn more about the bottom line of equal pay, read the report.

1. Protect women’s healthcare

It’s National Women’s Health Week! What better time to stand up for equal access to healthcare? This week, call your senators to make sure the American Health Care Act (AHCA) is dead on arrival. This legislation, which passed the House last week, could allow states to reduce protections for individuals with pre-existing conditions and dismantle the essential health benefits covered under current law.

And for you... 

On Mother’s Day, we celebrated all moms. Keep it going by sparking a conversation between grandmothers and granddaughters! JWI VP of Marketing and Communications Meredith Jacobs wrote a new book with her daughter Sofie. This edition of the Just Between Us journal series bridges the generation gap and creates a space to share stories, record memories, answer questions, and offer advice. Buy one for Bubbe. She’ll love it!